There's Always a Need for People Who Read 19.09.2017The question, “What are you, illiterate?” has long been regarded as ironic. Indeed, some may be more capable than others, but everyone in Russia can read and write, so no one would ever think of patting themselves on the back for it. International Literacy Day is celebrated right between Knowledge Day (1 September) and World Teachers’ Day (5 October). Perhaps this is why this holiday isn’t very widely celebrated in Russia.
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Far East Festival Mariinsky broadens the borders
Second Far East Festival Mariinsky has started this weekend in Vladivostok. Ballet by Rodion Shchedrin Konek Gorbunok was the opening performance at the Primorsky Stage of Mariinsky Theater.
The festival's program promises to be very rich. It will cover not only the Far East capital, but also other cities like Ussuriisk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. More than 50 concerts and theater performances are planned, among which are Simon Boccanegra opera by Verdi and the theater premier of The Flying Dutchman by Wagner staged by Ian Judge. Valery Gergiev will be conducting.
Young soloists of Mariinsky Theater and the Primorsky Theater will perform in The Tsar's Bride by Rimsky Korsakov. Orchestras of Mariinsky Theater and Primorsky Stage of the MariinskyTheatre under maestro Gergiev will also join in performing the The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.
Ballet lovers will see world-renowned Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky and Giselle by Adam. Besides Vladivostok dancers, their Japanese colleagues are also participating in performance.
National China Ballet will perform at the festival as well.
This year the program of the Far East Festival has broaden its borders. Mariinsky Theater is going on a tour in South Korea, while Chinese Harbin will welcome Vladivostok Ballet.
Multiplying By Zero 17.09.2017The new law “On Education” passed by the Ukrainian parliament essentially forbids citizens from receiving an education in any language other than Ukrainian. Beginning on 1 September 2018, students will only be able to study in Russian or the languages of other national minorities before the fifth grade. And beginning in 2020, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and other languages will be removed from the lower grades as well. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov, reflects on how this trend meshes with Ukraine’s attempt to become a full-fledged European country.